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Nintendo Download: 20th May 2011 (Europe)

Posted by James Newton

Chrono Trigger finally reaches Europe!

There's only one headline game this week: the long-awaited European arrival of another legendary Super NES RPG from Square.

Virtual Console

Chrono Trigger (Square, Super NES, 900pts) — Today is an auspicious event: the first time Square's time-travelling epic has landed on the Super NES in Europe. Our Chrono Trigger review explains why this is considered one of the all-time greats.


GO Series: Picdun (Gamebridge, 500pts) — A rarity in the GO Series, a 500 Point title appears, with Gamebridge explaining "PICture DUNgeon" as an action RPG where your steps reveal a hidden picture. We're hoping for Picross: The RPG, but we'll find out if that's accurate in our upcoming review.

Calculator (Cinemax, 200pts) — Not just any old calculator though, this is a scientific calculator, and also carries 135 measurement units and constants such as length, weight, temperature and more, letting you convert at will. We'll crunch the numbers for our upcoming review.


Get the rundown on the latest Nintendo DSiWare and Wii Shop Channel offering available for download this Friday!

16th May 2011: This week CHRONO TRIGGER® returns from the Super Nintendo era to the Wii Shop Channel for the first time on Virtual Console. Help Crono find his way home via the outer edges of time, after being transported into the past.

The Nintendo DSi Shop this week allows you explore dungeons and fill in the blanks of a hidden picture in GO Series Picdun or to ensure you never get stuck on a tricky maths problem again download Calculator for your every day calculating needs.

Virtual Console – CHRONO TRIGGER®
(SQUARE ENIX, 900 Wii Points)
The millennium. A portal is opened. The chain of time is broken.

A young man is transported into the past, altering the course of history and the outcome of the future. He has to find his way home, but first he must travel to the outer edges of time to repair the world’s chronology.

On the way, he encounters strange friends and foes, utilises incredible devices and vehicles, and penetrates and neutralises the fortresses of the past, present and future.

A paradox has been created. If he does not restore the order of time, nothing will ever be the same.

He is the one who will become a hero. He is Crono.

Nintendo DSiWare – GO Series Picdun
(GAMEBRIDGE, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
GO Series presents Picdun from Intense.

PICture DUNgeon is a very unique action RPG. Every step you take exploring the dungeon will help you fill in the blanks of a hidden picture. Use your head to solve puzzles that unveil hidden passages and use your pedometer to help find every step that will reveal the hidden images. Attack and counter attack with your sword and shield, fighting through hordes of dungeon creatures.

Nintendo DSiWare – Calculator
(Cinemax, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
Calculator handles 135 measurement units and constants of most types which ordinary people use every day, including length, weight, temperature, speed, volume, area, and time.

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User Comments (32)



Ron_DelVillano said:

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm VERY excited for the review of Calculator.

You Europeans always get the good stuff...



PALgamer said:

What is wrong with WiiWare lately? At least FAST is here soon, but we haven't had a demo in weeks. Has Nintendo decided not to give out demos anymore?



Omega said:

I also wonder what is wrong with WiiWare. Does Nintendo not want my money anymore? They make the same mistake as with the Gamecube: They discontinue any noteworthy support even before the next generation is released. - Meh. Can we Europeans at least still get MDK2?



madgear said:

Looks like Wiiware is dead now and, shockingly, Nintendo seem more focused on the VC!

Well, Chrono Trigger, it's a definate purchase for me even though I've never played it before. I'm enjoying Final Fantasy 3 at the moment too (another game I've never played) and I'm wondering if I should wait to finish that first or just get Chrono Trigger now? Hmm.



iphys said:

The calculator actually looks decent, but too bad they didn't make it a graphing calculator. I guess you can only expect so much for 200 points.



Cipher said:

It wouldn't surprise me if Nintendo were putting their current services "on hold" for the time being to somehow act as a build-up to the eShop launch. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but it's still a possibility.



Rensch said:

I'm curious about finally being able to play Chrono Trigger in its original SNES form.



Sneaker13 said:

I got Chrono Trigger but still no WiiWare demo or interesting WiiWare titles. Hope next weeks race game is any good (hopefully with demo).



Bensei said:

Is it a coincidence, or is Nintendo reallly alternating WW and VC weeks again?



jaguarman said:

<<chrono>> is from Greek word <<χρονος>> its mean <<time>>.
So beautiful game,for the best on snes,after of course from, terranigma.



MeloMan said:

Enjoy CT everyone across the pond... it's an essential play if you consider yourself a connoisseur of JRPGs or if you just like JRPGs in general. DO NOT MISS IT.

Also, Calculator huh? Can it trump the Mario Calculator I've had forever in a day? Sure hope it comes out over here. Looking forward to the review NL.



WarioFan63 said:

Has Nintendo decided not to give out demos anymore?

I don't think Nintendo would just stop like that. I think it's just...they might not have any they can give. If nobody's submitting, they don't have a queue!



FonistofCruxis said:

Chrono trigger looks awesome but I'm undecided on wether to get it on for vc or DS still. Why is everyone so excited about a calculator? If you really want a calculator from dsiware, why not get an animal crossing or mario themed one?



Bass_X0 said:

Chrono trigger looks awesome but I'm undecided on wether to get it on for vc or DS still.

Do you prefer playing games on TV or handheld?
Can you find the DS version for cheaper than the VC version?



Scarhino89 said:

I'm very happy to see the SNES version release in our continent thanks to the Virtual Console!! Chrono Trigger is excellent!! What a masterpiece!!



Kurachi said:

i got chrono trigger right away, and play it, but as always i like to level before going further, so it'll take a while for me to get far, lol

also, i wont make the mistake i done with guildwars, thats playing it everyday, so it gets boring after a while, cuz i dont do anything else o_O

anyway, i'm very happy to play CT with my classic controller



Scottie said:

For someone new to old school RPG's is Chrono Trigger a good place to start? I don't like to much grinding in these type of games (i have Little King's Story). Is this better than Terranigma for the SNES?



IAmChristinaAguilera said:

@Scottie Sure, grinding is generally pretty unnecessary unless you wind up dodging a lot of enemies in the dungeons (no random encounters). So long as you fight the enemies that you come across in dungeons and while exploring (e.g., checking out the forest before the Millennial Fair), you will pretty naturally be at the "right" level or higher. I've been playing for about 6 hours now, and haven't experienced any need to level up. I guess it's even almost kind of easy as far as RPGs go, but it's SO fun.

Have I mentioned that I've been playing this simultaneously with the final chapter of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, and what a strikingly, strikingly better game Chrono Trigger has been than FFIVTAY? Okay, now I have.



IAmChristinaAguilera said:

@Scottie Also, I don't know about Terranigma (never played, U.S. never got it!), but from the same series, I can tell you that it's definitely a better game than Terranigma's predecessor (which I just finished), the good but inescapably linear Illusion of Gaia/Illusion of Time.



Traxx said:

CT is already moving up the german Wii download charts (yes, there are different chart calculations depending on the country you log in Wii Shop). I downloaded it, hope it keeps me more entertained than SoM or SMRPG.



Bass_X0 said:

Probably for the best. No point spending more than you have to. You can see the cut scenes on youtube anyway.

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